Maybe you want to spend some quality time in solitude — or you might want to take a journey where you can meet new friends along the way. Whatever your goal, options for the solo visitor abound in Alaska. Scroll down to explore the possibilities, or narrow the field using the options below.
Summer 2015. Southcentral Alaska. The road north passes through familiar scenery: hay flats near Palmer, lakes by Wasilla, scattered homes and businesses and forest in between. Then somewhere around Willow, the landscape changed. Greenery gave way to black. We were driving to Denali State Park for a family camping trip alongside Byers Lake; a route […]
March 27, 2017
Kodiak Island is hard on buildings. Wood rots. Metal rusts. Rain finds the leaks. Freight is expensive. People here reuse for economy and practicality, like the shipping containers repurposed as storage sheds and offices around town. Sometimes the act of adapting what’s available leads to interesting spaces and design. For the few months it was […]
Spenard Road has always attracted an off-kilter attitude to match its meandering path. In the city grid, Spenard stands out. Now, thanks to a $3 million grant from ArtPlace America, the area has grown even more colorful. Just check out the Church of Love marquee for proof; stitched in strips of neon polar fleece, it’s […]
From web designer to coder to exhibition designer, Alex France is a shapeshifter. Alex created the cover illustration for this issue of 61°North, talked with us about her design style.
Known nationwide as the tiny house movement, the desire to go small and portable has recently made its way to Alaska.
A quick and easy, yet powerfully flavorful, soup can be made with a handful of ingredients and a blender. If you’re strapped for time or resources, use canned roasted peppers, or take the time to roast your own and fill the kitchen with their intoxicating aroma. Roasted Red Pepper Soup Serves: 4 Time: 50 […]
March 24, 2017
A Frenched rack is created when a butcher cuts the fat and minimal meat from around the rib bones, leaving them exposed. Racks cut this way can usually be found at a local grocery store, but don’t hesitate to ask the butcher if there aren’t any in sight. Celery root and parsnip infuse a […]
Golden beets can be a bit tricky to find, but their color bursts off the plate when mixed with the red radicchio. Roast the beets with their skin on, as it slips off more easily once roasted by simply rubbing the vegetable down with your hands or a paper towel. The mild flavor of Gorgonzola […]
Impress everyone with this brilliant red tart. A twist on traditional cranberry preparations, this curd is rich and sweet. The hazelnut crust pairs perfectly with the fruit and dark chocolate adds a lasting, lingering memory that will endure long after leaving the table. Cranberry Curd Tart with Hazelnut Crust Serves: 6-8 Time: 1 hour, […]
By Kirsten Swann One of the best things about Whittier is getting there in the first ricelace. Visitors arrive either by land, through a two-and-a-half mile tunnel beneath Maynard Mountain, or by sea, through striking Prince William Sound. Once there, your options depend almost entirely on the season. The town is small — home to […]
December 26, 2016